Welcome Back Lambs!!
Another school year is upon us. For some of you, it's the last year before entering the professional world. For others, it's just the beginning of your pharmacy adventure. Either way, Lambda Kappa Sigma is here for you every step of the way.
Your future success depends on how you take responsibility to achieve academic excellence. It can be easy to get caught up with all the activities and organizations available on campus. It's important to find that balance between academics and socializing. Set realistic goals for yourself at the beginning of each semester, and you'll be headed in the right direction. Make sure that you prioritize your tasks according to their importance and due dates.
Utilize your faculty and fraternity advisors because they can help you with the overall balancing of your schoolwork and social life. They can serve as a good reference point for any questions you may have. Don't hesitate to turn to them for help with all aspects of your academic and social life.
Find study groups. Turn to other Lambs and invite others. Sometimes it is hard for someone to ask for help when they are struggling. Study groups are a great way for everyone to get together, ask questions and share knowledge.
Being a part of LKS gives you the opportunity to spend time with like-minded students, building relationships that can help you during your academic career as well as giving you a needed social break.
By now I'm sure some of the chapters are full swing into recruitment and have had a meeting or two. But I just wanted to remind you of an important task that should be a part of a meeting at the start of each semester: GOAL SETTING and PLANNING.
Use this time to set your goals for the year and the semester. By using SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Timely) goals, you'll be able to identify what it is that you want to achieve, when you need to do it, and what you need to do to get it done. Set the expectations for the year so that both returning members and Potential New Members know what is expected of them.
Create a visualization board to share with the chapter. Include quotes, articles, titles, pictures, business cards, etc. You might need one board for each of your pillars or it could be a page on Social Media. Use this to prioritize your ideas with the most important on top. Check them off as you go to track your progress.
Have a "lamb-tastic" fall semester!!